Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 22

  • The Maya city-state of Coba conquer another city Yaxuna, beginning the building a 100 km Sacbe, or raised road, to connect the two cities, the longest road in the Maya Civilization
  • February 22, 896
    Pope Formosa crowns king French emperor Arnulf of Carinthia
  • February 22, 1071
    Robert I, Count of Flanders, beats his nephew, Arnulf III at the Battle of Cassel
  • February 22, 1281
    Simon de Brion is elected Pope Martin IV
  • February 22, 1349
    Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
  • February 22, 1358
    Jacquerie peasant insurrection begins in northern France
  • February 22, 1371
    David II Bruce, king of Scotland, dies
  • February 22, 1495
    French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim the crown
  • February 22, 1512
    Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer, dies at age 61 in Seville, Spain
  • February 22, 1632
    Galileo's 'Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems' is published with the full backing of the church censors
  • February 22, 1700
    Augustus II, elector of Saxony and King of Poland, with the Saxon army attacks and lays siege of Swedish controlled Riga starting the Great Northern War
  • February 22, 1744
    French-Spanish face the English fleet of Admiral Matthews in the Battle at Toulon
  • February 22, 1797
    French forces attack Britain at the port of Fishguard in Wales
  • February 22, 1819
    Spanish minister Luis de Onís and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Adams–Onís Treaty, in which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its old province of Florida
  • February 22, 1821
    The Adams-Onis Treaty becomes final, whereby Spain gives up all of Florida to the US, and the boundary between Mexico and the Louisiana Purchase is established
  • February 22, 1825
    Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary
  • February 22, 1861
    Jefferson Davis is sworn in as the permanent president of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia
  • February 22, 1881
    Cleopatra's Needle, a red granite Egyptian obelisk, made during the reign of pharaoh Thutmose III, is erected in Central Park, New York
  • February 22, 1924
    The U.S. Congress grants citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S
  • February 22, 1967
    25,000 American and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
  • February 22, 1987
    Andy Warhol, an American artist and leading figure in pop art, dies
  • February 22, 1994
    Aldrich Ames, who compromised the second-largest number of CIA agents, and his wife are charged with spying for the Soviet Union by the United States Department of Justice
  • February 22, 1997
    In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned, and was born in July 1996
  • February 22, 2005
    More than 500 people are killed and over 1,000 injured after entire villages are flattened in an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale in the Zarand region of Kerman province in southern Iran

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